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Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, "Posthorn" Serenade (1985)

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Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, "Posthorn" Serenade (1985)

Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, "Posthorn" Serenade (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 65:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # CD 80108 | Recorded: 1984

The Prague Chamber Orchestra contributes some very good string playing to this Mozart reading by Sir Charles Mackerras. The approach is modern but well informed, with clean, light, agile, and luminous results. Mackerras observes the repeats (including that of the first movement recapitulation) and chooses excellent tempos. The Romance is especially lovely. Telarc's recording yields a fairly realistic concert-hall perspective, but the distant pickup and reverberation tend to muddy the texture a little. The coupling is an excellent account of the Posthorn Serenade.

Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Symphonies [10 CDs] (2008)

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Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Symphonies [10 CDs] (2008)

Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Symphonies (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.08 Gb | Total time: 12 Hours 16 Mins | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telars | # 80729 | Recorded: 1986-1990

Musical scholar that he is, Charles Mackerras adopts period performance practice, but opts for modern instruments. The Prague Chamber Orchestra is one of the world's best small ensembles. They play this music with impeccable wit, sophistication, and style. Of course, Mackerras himself studied in Prague–Mozart's musical home away from home–and has long enjoyed an excellent relationship with the city's orchestras and musicians. With swift tempos, employment of a harpsichord accompaniment, and all the repeats taken in each work, these finely honed interpretations offer a uniquely consistent view of Mozart's symphonic achievement. Telarc's superb sound allows the music to fall very gratefully on the ear.